Topics Discussed: intestinal diseases, parasitic.
Sections: Nematodes, Prevention of Nematodes, Trematodes, Prevention of Trematodes, Cestodes, Prevention of Cestodes, Protozoa, Prevention of Protozoan Infections, References.
Excerpt:"Infections caused by intestinal parasites represent major causes of global morbidity, including malnutrition, diarrhea with dehydration, and anemia. For example, nearly 2 billion people, mostly in resource-poor countries, are infected with one or more of the soil-transmitted nematodes, while cestodes and trematodes are common food-borne infections worldwide. Intestinal protozoa are important causes of diarrhea in travelers, as well as immigrants, refugees, and international adoptees. With the increased global mobility of persons and populations, physicians in the United States are encountering parasitic diseases with increased frequency, requiring familiarity with their clinical features and management. This chapter will focus on the four major classes of intestinal parasite: nematodes, trematodes, cestodes, and protozoa...."
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